Chapter 1352 – The Pirate Paradise’s Complicated Situation
Zhao Hai shook his head and said, “They’re nothing more than jumping clowns. As long as they don’t become obstacles, I don’t care about them.”
Cai’er nodded and said, “Young Master, if you want to reach out to them, I hope that you’ll contact Louis. His Cross Sword Pirate Group is the largest pirate group in the Pirate Paradise. Moreover, he’s special. He didn’t depend on the Machine Field to reach his position. The group has no backers and are true pirates. Moreover, their lineage spanned dozens of generations and had always lived in the Pirate Paradise. Therefore, their influence on the other pirate groups is very high.”
Zhao Hai nodded, “I want to contact Louis as well. He’s the chief of the largest pirate group, so he should need a lot of necessities. We can use this to get in touch with him.”
Cai’er smiled and said, “Young Master, I want you to contact Louis not only to trade. Although the Cross Sword Pirate Group lived in the Pirate Paradise for generations, this was something that they didn’t want. They hoped that, one day, they could go into the open and live in the Machine Field rather than to live in the Pirate Paradise. If there’s an opportunity, they will certainly move out. If you get in touch with them, they might move to Yalei 2.”
Zhao Hai stared, his eyes shone as he said, “Really?”
Cai’er nodded, “Yes. Louis and his group aren’t having great lives. As I was watching them, I heard them say that the Pirate Paradise was good in the past. The other realms weren’t too involved with the pirates and it was a true pirate paradise. These pirates formed alliances and resisted the other realms. Because of this, the other realms weren’t able to encircle and get rid of them.”
Zhao Hai gave a nod. Cai’er continued, “Afterwards, the situation changed. The realms began to stop fighting against pirates, instead they sponsored their own pirate groups. Slowly, more and more practitioners from the other realms went to the Pirate Paradise, changing the region’s flavor. And eventually, pirate groups began reaching out to various realms, becoming dogs. This is what Louis and the other pirate families didn’t want to see. The Pirate Alliance still exists today, but its members have become less than before. The new pirate groups began to compete with veteran pirates. But because of the realms behind them, the new pirate groups began suppressing the veteran pirates. Even if veteran pirates get an advantage, it wouldn’t be long. Additionally, in the fight against the veteran pirates, the realms thought of another way to deal with the veteran pirates. This was to block the pirates in gaining resources. It became harder and harder for veteran pirates to buy resources. And if they want to sell off their looted goods, almost no one would buy it. In the end, they could only accept terrible deals from the new pirate groups. They would sell for cheap but acquire things for a lot of money. Under such circumstances, the veteran pirates’ lives were getting more and more difficult.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “I didn’t expect the Pirate Paradise to be like this. It’s either fighting against pirates or getting a dog that can bite people for you.”
Laura said, “From what I can see, people want dogs that would bite without being involved with them. What these pirates do wouldn’t affect the higher-ups of those realms. There are a lot of things that the higher-ups want to do but are inconvenient if known. They have these pirates for that. Just like the last time they planned to deal with you. If there’s no support from the higher-ups, those pirates wouldn’t dare act aboveboard. You have a great reputation in the Machine Field, it’s impossible for the pirates to be unaware of this.”
Zhao Hai smiled bitterly and said, “Alright, then let’s get in touch with Louis first. Unexpectedly, they looked like good people now.”
Laura and the others smiled bitterly. They don’t know what to say. In fact, they expected this. Last time, when Huang Daoran came to deal with Zhao Hai, he had the help of the Pirate Paradise. From this, one could see that the pirate groups were in collusion with the realms.
Cai’er said, “Young Master, although the Pirate Alliance still has the most influence in the Pirate Paradise, they are beginning to be suppressed on all sides. Their present state isn’t optimistic. Besides the Pirate Alliance, there are already several groups from the Cultivation Realm that are becoming stronger. After all, the Pirate Paradise is quite close to the Cultivation Realm. Additionally, cultivations are strong. Therefore, they are beginning to get a place in the Pirate paradise. The Machine Field also has people in the Pirate Paradise, but their status isn’t that assured. But what is certain is that the Cross Sword Pirate Group isn’t under any influence.”
Zhao Hai nodded and said, “According to what you said, Louis’ group is in a bad position? If they refuse to go under any influence, then the realms naturally couldn’t control them. So they are the most suppressed group? The highest tree attracts the most wind, is that correct?”
Cai’er nodded and said, “Correct. But Louis has already noticed this. These years, they have been getting in contact with small and medium-sized families in the Machine Field. Additionally, they retaliate towards the people who suppressed them. They carry out large-scale looting towards merchant caravans of Great Families. At this point, those people don’t dare suppress them. However, Louis and the others are still having a hard time. After all, a lot of people are suppressing them. There are a lot of people that they cannot afford to offend.”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “Isn’t that right? Hahaha. We have a lot of things in our hands. And they always have something they need.”
Cai’er smiled and said, “Young Master, they need a lot of things. Most importantly, food. They can deal with other things. They have their own robot factory, mech factory, and battleship workshop. They also don’t lack general living supplies. Their biggest weakness is food.”
Zhao Hai laughed and said, “Good, fantastic. This is a godsend. I’ll contact Louis first. Laura, you prepare things that they need. Once they agree to trade, I’ll immediately bring it to them.”
Laura and the others nodded. Then Zhao Hai’s figure vanished and reappeared in a meteorite. Around this meteorite were spaceship wreckage. The wreckage wasn’t randomly placed here. These wreckage have been transformed into living places for people. There were a lot of residences in these ships.
There’s also a shield around this meteorite. This shield defends the meteorite like a protective layer. Naturally, this shield wasn’t used to defend against enemy attacks, it was used as an atmosphere. Thanks to this, vegetables were grown on this meteorite. However, it was obvious that this meteorite wasn’t very suitable for growing vegetables. The vegetables grown here looked diseased.
Zhao Hai couldn’t help but smile when he saw this. It seems like Louis and the others haven’t been living great lives. They even tried to grow vegetables in this kind of place.
As Zhao Hai was thinking about this, a person came out of one of the wreckage. It was a woman of about 20-years old. Her clothes were very ordinary and there were even patches on it.
When the woman noticed Zhao Hai, she stared for a moment before she frowned and said, “Who are you? How did you get here? Do you know where this is?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “This one is Zhao Hai. I came to see Commander Louis. Is he here?”
When the woman heard Zhao Hai introduce himself, his eyes shone, then she turned vigilant. She took a step back and then said, “You’re Zhao Hai? Are you here for revenge?”
When Zhao Hai saw her reaction, he couldn’t help but laugh. Then he said, “Miss has misunderstood. I came to see Commander Louis for something, but not for revenge. I have already dealt with the previous matter with Commander Louis.”
The woman was still vigilant towards Zhao Hai. At this moment, those in the residences heard the ruckus and walked out. Among them was Louis. When he saw Zhao Hai, he was stunned. Then he held his fist and said, “So it is Mister Zhao Hai. I wonder what Mister Zhao Hai came here for?”
Zhao Hai smiled faintly and said, “I came today to talk to Commander Louis about something important. Is that fine?”
Louis looked around him and made a gesture with his hand. Then Zhao Hai and Louis walked shoulder-to-shoulder into one of the ships. The woman who spoke with Zhao Hai also followed behind the two.
Zhao Hai glanced at the woman. Louis smiled faintly and said, “This is my wife’s sister. Little Ling, you go ahead, don’t follow me.” Little Ling responded, she looked at Zhao Hai vigilantly before turning around and left.
The two proceeded to enter the ship. Before long, they reached the commander’s quarters of the battleship. This was a huge ship, naturally the commander’s quarter was also huge. By this point, it has turned into Louis’ residence.
Louis’ home looked very good. Everything in the Machine Field was available here. The quarter was also divided into rooms with stone walls.
Zhao Hai sized up the place. Louis looked at Zhao Hai, his face was slightly red as he said, “I made Mister laugh. Mister, please.” After that, he led Zhao Hai into a room. After they settled down, a robot brought tea for them.
Louis drank tea before looking at Zhao Hai and asking, “Mister, what did you come here for?”